Neighborhood Boundaries: Gramercy – 14th Street to the south, 1st Avenue to the east, 23rd Street to the north, Park Avenue South to the west; NoMad – 25th Street to the south, 30th Street to the north, Lexington Avenue to the east, Sixth Avenue to the west
Subways: 4, 5, 6, N, R, W, Q, L, F, M
Architecture: A mixture of pre-war townhouses and post-war mid-rises dominates Gramercy while NoMad boasts a high number of loft and cast iron buildings
What I Like Most About It: Although both of these neighborhoods might be small in size, they both pack a really big punch when it comes to quality of life. Gramercy is full of old school charm and tree lined streets, while NoMad is graced by the grandeur of pre-war lofts. Gramercy has been a fantastic spot for restaurants and bars for quite some time, but its sister neighborhood has seen an incredible revival in the past couple of years, catalyzed by Eataly, the NoMad Hotel and the Ace Hotel. Both have a great buzz of energy to them without feeling “too” busy, and each are just a stone’s throw away from other great downtown Manhattan neighborhoods, such as Union Square, Flatiron, Chelsea and the East Village.
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